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July 31st Latest Settle News


Settle Golf Club is starting Junior sessions on Thursdays between 4-6pm. The first session is on July 28th. For details contact 01729 825340.



By popular demand the Tuesday lunches have returned to  Settle Parish Church and will be available throughout the summer months. Morning coffee is served from 10.15am with lunches being served through from 12 till 2.30pm.  There is always a choice of homemade main courses, including a vegetarian option, and a range of desserts available.


The exhibition at The Folly entitled ‘Challenge and Change: 350 years in the life of a house and its region’ is currently open to the public on Tues. 10.30 – 4.30 Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. and Bank Holidays 12.30 – 4.30. On Tuesday August 9, from 2-4pm there will be a family fun event in the parlour. Families are urged to come along and help to create a countryside collage using local plants and wildlife.




The current exhibition will run from 19 July – 30 August  and features sculpture, drawings, paintings and original prints by Geoffrey Clarke RA. The sculptor Geoffrey Clarke was chosen as one of the artists to work on the building of Coventry Cathedral after the second World War. A versatile artist he has worked in stained glass, silver and for his sculptural work, aluminium. On display in the Linton Court exhibition will be enamels, drawings, small scale sculpture, paintings, mono prints and etchings.



The next meeting of Settle WI is on Wednesday 3rd August at 2pm.  This will be a Member’s Meeting with a display of craft work and a stall selling patchwork materials and other sewing items.There will also be a competition for ‘a single flower’





The new exhibition at the Gallery runs through to 10 September and features the work of a range of Grassington artists.  Entitled “Small Life” it is comprised of postcard sized, original life drawings in a variety of media and styles..



Churches Together in Settle and District are arranging a “Songs of Praise” service on the afternoon of  7 August at Settle Parish Church. This will be held outdoors if the weather permits. The service commences at 3pm and the theme will be a celebration of the Bible.



Churches Together in Settle and District are holding a free children’s holiday club for 5-11 year olds from Tuesday 9 August through to Thursday 11 August from 10am to noon. The theme will be “The Big Top” and there will be crafts, games, puppets and stories.  The event will take place in St John’s Hall and further information is available from 01729 823537.


The first of the summer workshops takes place on  Monday 8th August, led by Brian Davies who last year led a very popular afternoon. These are led by natural voice practitioners and so there is no requirement to be able to read music – simply turn up and sing. On 22nd August. Moira Hill returns to lead the second workshop. The workshops (which are open to everyone) will be held from 1-4pm at the Friend’s Meeting House, Kirkgate in Settle. There will be a break in which delicious home made refreshments will be served. The fee is £8 per session with a concession for Settle Voices members of £5.  You can just turn up on the day, but to avoid disappointment it is advisable to book places in advance via 01729 822771



Settle Music has arranged a series of workshops to take place throughout August to inspire local musicians and visitors to the area. The first is aimed at young guitarists and will take place on 10 August at Langcliffe Institute, This will run from 2-5pm and will provide a chance to learn new songs learn songs and play together accompanied by a bass player and a drummer. Cost is £17.50. There will be also two workshops on August 20 and 27 dedicated to the art of songwriting and these will cost £25 and again will take place at Langcliffe Institute. These will run from 2-5pm and will provide somewhere you can learn and practice song writing techniques. This will be run over two sessions with a break of a week between to enable you to practice what you learn in the first session and have it reviewed at the second. The third workshop, again at Langcliffe Institute, will be a Samba drum workshop and will be open to all ages and is aimed at beginners and is a family friendly event.summer holidays to appeal to families. This will take place on 24 August between 2-5pm and the cost is: Adult £15, Under 14’s £10. For further details about any of the above contact Settle Music or ring 01729 825838.


Gateway to Health are holding two workshop sessions in August to allow participants to explore the therapeutic role of writing a journal to assist with personal development. These taster sessions will take place on 13 August at 1pm and on 15 August at 7pm. There will be an opportunity to develop this further later in the year as it is planned to run an introductory course on “Writing a Personal Journal” in September. This will be a 6 week course with sessions lasting 2 hours. For details of the taster sessions and the introductory course contact Joy Waddington on 015242 41918 or


There will be a coffee morning in aid of Giggleswick Playgroup at St John’s Hall on 13 August. This will run from 10am to noon and all are welcome.



A fundraising event with a variety of stalls will be held at Victoria Hall on August 13 in aid of Bentham and District Pet Rescue. This will run from 9.30-4.30 and there will be snacks and lunches served during the day.


The next quiz night, arranged by Vibrant Settle,  will take place on Monday, 15 August at The Lion  at 8.00pm. Entry fee is  £3.00 per person, inclusive of Complimentary Sandwich Supper with all  proceeds to Vibrant Settle  for the funding of local events, projects and initiatives


2011 sees Settle Photographic Group mount its third Annual Exhibition. Many, if not all, members of the Group will be displaying some of their pictures in Settle shops from 19th – 31st August in the form of a town trail. Lists are available from Settle newsagents, Rags and the TIC. Further details: The exhibition then moves into Settle Parish Church from 3rd –11th September providing an opportunity to see the diverse range of photographs grouped together.  As last year, there is no specific theme, which means that members can choose any subject – from leaping salmon to flowers to steam trains to mountains! Settle Photographic Group is very grateful to Settle shop and business owners and to Settle Parish Church for their cooperation in displaying the pictures. The group meets on the third Monday of each month –  August 15 this month –   at 7.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House in Settle.



The Ladies Craven Dinner Club was first established over thirty years ago, meeting at the Falcon Manor Hotel.  The club was formed by a group of ladies in order to enjoy a meal with after dinner speakers in convivial company. Today the club meets at the Craven Arms in Giggleswick on the first Monday evening of the month. The 2011/12 season starts on 5 September and will run through until 14 May 2012 when it will hold its AGM.  Members enjoy a three course meal with the after dinner speaker. Topics for the forthcoming season range from Bibby’s buses and tours, Malaysian batik and a magic night for the Christmas meeting. The cost is £160 per person per annum, which includes all meals and entertainment. To find out more about the dinner club and how to join please contact Carrie Wright at Warren and Wright Jewellers (01729 824165) or Sue Amphlett at Cottontail Crafts (01729 822946)


Settle Social Club will be staging a special night with The Swing City Bank on 24 September at 8.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and are now available from 01729 823998.





Following their successful Ofsted report the Giggleswick Playgroup will be starting a new venture in September, a toddler group. This will run on a Friday between 1.30-3pm in term time and will cost £1 per child. There will be a wide range of activities on offer. For further details contact 07564 255857.



The show will be marking its 70th anniversary later  this year. As part of the celebrations they are hoping to stage an exhibition of memorabilia and photographs relating to previous shows. If anyone has any items which could be borrowed for this event could they please contact Ruth Dugdale on 01729 822877. The Show itself will take place in Giggleswick Junior School pavilion on 13 August and opens at 1.30pm. The opening ceremony will be performed by Madge Hindle at 2pm. Admission is £1 for adults, 20p for children. Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. Schedules are now available from Giggleswick Tea Rooms, Speight and Watson, Lamberts and Settle TIC.


St Alkelda’s Church, Giggleswick is  arranging a series of special events in September o mark the  400th anniversary of the King James Bible and is looking for volunteers to help them. They are arranging a series of readings  from the bible during the period Monday September 5th to Friday September 9th. The times and locations are Monday, 7.30-9.30 pm, St Alkelda’s Church;  Tuesday, noon-2pm Settle, Holy Ascension Church;   Wednesday, Rathmell Reading Room, 10.30 a.m – noon, with morning coffee;    Thursday afternoon, Giggleswick School (times to be arranged);    Friday, noon-2 pm, St Alkelda’s Church, with Jacob’s Join lunch.  The ideas is that the listeners at the readings can come and go as they please, however the organisers at St Alkelda’s would warmly welcome  on to the team of readers, people from other churches, or  the community or area, who would like to read a passage from the King James Bible.   If you are willing to do so, please sign the list at the back of St Alkelda’s Church or contact Revd Alistair Helm (01729) 823537



Fifty nine  pupils took part in the end of year production of  ‘Zoom!’ which was written by Craig Hawes and adapted to accommodate our pupils. Many thanks to the staff of Richard Whiteley Theatre and Giggleswick School for their help,  especially Mike Offland and Gareth Warburton. Those who attended the performance thoroughly enjoyed the experience and commented on the enthusiastic singing, the talented acting and excellent word-learning, the effective props and costumes and the many comic moments. We are especially grateful to Vicky Black and her friend, for creating Class 1’s Castle Creatures costumes and to Linda Nash for the photographs she has provided for the display in the main foyer. At the end of term a number of students were presented with certificates for outstanding school attendance and also for effort,  with Sam Curry receiving a certificate for 100% attendance. Community Involvement Certificates were also presented to those pupils  collecting the most certificates in their year group for commitment to and involvement in extra-curricular activities and community events. Mr. Parker from the School Sports partnership, also awarded certificates to KS2 pupils who participated in the greatest number of extra-curricular sports activities in each year group, including events run by Giggleswick Junior School, after-school clubs and cluster schools’ events. Following voting by pupils and staff, Isobel Corns was runner-up for the Citizenship Award and  Ben Bilsborough has been awarded the Giggleswick Primary School Citizenship Award 2011. His name will be added to the shield, which will be displayed in the Hall entrance. Following voting by all staff who teach PE and work with pupils on sports’ activities, Euan Lambert has been awarded the Giggleswick Primary School Ward Shield for Sporting Endeavour 2011 for working hard at sports all year and showing sporting behaviour throughout. His name will be added to the shield, which will be displayed in the Hall entrance.

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